Certificate III in Automotive Refinishing Technology

Certificate III   NRT
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 –   Ultimo
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  • Automotive Refinishing Technology course details

    Course description and aims

    This qualification reflects the role of individuals who paint, refinish, repair and maintain painted surfaces on a range of automotive vehicles, recreational vehicles and other vehicles in the automotive industry.

    Course outcomes and careers


    Entry requirements

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Enrol at any location

    Part Time Day
    Course type:
    Course start:
    Mon 19 Feb 2018
    Course duration:
    3 Years
    Financial Assistance:
    Smart & Skilled
    8 Hours per week
    Course Fee:
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    About offering:


    Attend the following information session to meet with the teaching staff, discuss the course and get more information about enrolment and next steps.

    Wednesday, 7 February 2018, from 9:00am to 7:00pm at Ultimo College, Jones Street, Building N, Ground Floor, Room NG.19.

    Indicative timetable:

    You will need to attend approximately 8 hours of class a week over 1 day. An indication of how your weekly timetable may look will be discussed on your orientation.

    How to enrol or apply:

    Before you can start an apprenticeship, you first need to find an employer in the industry you're interested in that will support you through your studies. You and your employer should contact an Apprenticeship Network Provider (APN) and tell them you're interested in studying at Sydney TAFE. The APN will help you and your employer to complete a Training Contract. Once you have a Training Contract, we will help you, your employer and the APN to complete a Training Plan Proposal. Once you have both these documents, the APN will lodge them with State Training Services, who will provide further advice about next steps.

    Find out more: http:// http://www.training.nsw.gov.au/individuals/apprenticeships_traineeships/getting_started/index.html

    Fee information:


    This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion (capped at $2,000) of the full course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

    The fee category that will apply to you depends on your eligibility and your individual circumstances. Your fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.

    For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled.


    Instalment payment options are available for this course. For more information, see http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

    Find out more about financial assistance http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance


    Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

    Find out more about recognition: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition


    NumberSubject nameNominal hours
    AURVTP012Apply air dry and polyurethane refinishing materials40
    AURVTP004Apply basic colour matching techniques using vehicle paint codes30
    AURVTP024Apply clear over base multi-layer and pearl refinishing materials to vehicle body components45
    AURVTP023Apply clear over base two-pack refinishing materials to vehicle body components45
    AURVTN035Apply original equipment manufacturer repair procedures during vehicle repairs20
    AURVTP006Apply refinishing primers to vehicle surfaces30
    AURVTP005Apply rust prevention and sound deadening materials to vehicle body components20
    AURVTP011Apply solid acrylic two-pack materials to vehicle components40
    AURVTP025Apply water-based refinishing materials to vehicle bodies and substrates45
    AURVTP028Carry out custom painting techniques to vehicle body panels90
    AURVTP014Colour match multi-layer and clear over base two-pack paints on vehicles and components60
    AURVTP020De-nib, buff and polish vehicle painted surfaces20
    AURAEA002Follow environmental and sustainability best practice in an automotive workplace25
    AURASA002Follow safe working practices in an automotive workplace20
    AURAFA008Interpret and apply automotive repair instructions20
    AURVTP002Mask vehicle panels and components20
    AURVTP015Match direct gloss solid paint colour on vehicles or components40
    AURVTP010Prepare and operate vehicle paint drying equipment30
    AURVTP019Prepare and paint plastic and composite vehicle surfaces20
    AURVTP003Prepare vehicle spray painting equipment for use40
    AURVTP013Prepare vehicle substrates for refinishing70
    AURVTA001Prepare vehicles for customer use20
    AURAFA002Read and respond to automotive workplace information10
    AURVTP016Rectify and touch up vehicle direct gloss paint faults using two-pack systems60
    AURVTP017Rectify and touch up vehicle paint faults using clear over base two-pack systems80
    AURVTP018Rectify vehicle multi-layer and pearl paint faults using two-pack systems80
    AURVTN005Remove and replace adhesive attached components on vehicles15
    AURVTP001Remove paint from vehicle painted surfaces20
    AURVTN016Repair vehicle body panels using filler35
    AURTTK002Use and maintain tools and equipment in an automotive workplace20



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